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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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The 3-Grid IPA is our flagship ale. This India Pale Aleís citrus notes are created by Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Amarillo hops from Yakima Valley, making it a true Northwest-style crowd pleaser. The alchemists at Schooner EXACT balance the hoppiness with a hint of malt, making this IPA one that pleases the staunchest of hopheads as well as the microbrew newbie.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at Uber. Pours clear orange with a finger head. SMell is citrus hops. Taste is bitter sticky pine. Not the best ipa, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (536) - - JUN 18, 2012
On draft. Pours golden amber with frothy white head. Big citrus aroma. Grapefruit taste hits you in the mouth on the first sip, is softened by sweet caramel malt. Sharp, bitter aftertaste. Hoppy and Iím happy. Tasty twist on the NW IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
On tap at Vons in Seattle. Must have been an off-batch or dirty lines. One of the worst IPAs I drank that day. Tasted flat and lacking any kind of unique citrus or pine character. All three of us had full pints and it was rather appalling. The place was jam-packed and busy so you would think that the keg was turning over reasonably quickly. I would love to try this elsewhere given how many others here seem to think itís decent. It was practically a drain-pour for us on that day at that location.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
From tap at Hales. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy and light mango. Bitter, crisp fruity and citrusy hoppy. Bitter and mango fruity lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Golden pour with white tiny head. In draft at 8 oz burger bar. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is similar with a nice subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2012
1 litre swing top bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, floral notes, earthiness, mint, light grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, citrus and a hint of pine with a smooth dry earthy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2764) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Pint at Brouwers ok aroma. Sweet , citrusy, grapefruit mainly. Clean brownish orange color. Small head, minor, lace. Bitter flavor medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel. Dry finish,, Itís ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
One of the surprises of my fairly random drinking in downtown Seattle for a conference. I wasnít expecting much from the many IPAs on tap, but this had a decent balance and a very drinkable complexion, esp. in the finish. On tap at Vonnís, Seattle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
One liter bottle that suggests growler. This from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light amber with a frothy 2 finger off-white head. Weíre talking NW IPA here. Aroma of citrus over mild roast caramel. Med+ body. Flavor starts malty, but the hop (I think both citrus and resin) sort of knocks the malt out of consideration. It is marvelously bitter. It may not be the most bitter NW IPA ever, but if thatís what you want, well, this should be in the top ten(for now). Wow, but this is damn good ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
green_death (1) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2011 does not count
Swing-top liter bottle, five and a half bucks (not including deposit) is a great deal for this one. Poured and looked good. Smells great - floral and piney. Tastes even better - very resinous and "weedy". Just as bitter as could be expected from this stellar example of a Northwest IPA. My new favorite!

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